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Valentine’s day gift ideas for her if you’re on a budget

February 1, 2016
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Valentine’s day gift ideas for her if you’re on a budget

Harmony glances out the window her eyes fixed on the convenience store in front of her as she waits for Dom to get back in the car. She pulls out her Android phone and goes scrolling on Instagram. Her finger quickly stops on a photo of 2 airplane tickets to Greece, and a bouquet of flowers. “Omg thanks babe Happy Early Valentine’s day to me, God couldn’t have given me a better man, you are more than everything I’ve ever prayed for” reads the caption under the photo.

Dom get’s back in the car. “Here, I got you some M & M’s” he says. “You know I only like the ones with the peanuts in them,” snapped back Harmony. “Is that your way of saying thank you?” Dom says as he reaches to adjust his rear view mirror.  “Thanks babe, you know Valentine’s day is coming up, what do you have planned for us? I was just on Instagram and Stacey and Rick are going to Greece for Valentine’s day.” “Well good for Stacey and Rick”….

Oh the Valentine’s day pressure. Valentine’s Day shouldn’t be about comparing with your friends what your significant other got you, or posting it on Instagram. We know it’s just a made up holiday, and that you should show the one’s you love love everyday, but sometimes the holiday still gets to us. Don’t worry though guys, here are few gift ideas that won’t cost you a lot of money, but will still make your Valentine feel loved. Your lady should care about your finances and your money goals. (Ladies don’t be mad at me for this one lol)

Of course for Valentine’s day there’s the dinner, the flowers, the wine and the chocolate, but why not switch it up this year.

Books: Because applied knowledge is super dope & powerful.

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The Year of Yes: This was one of my favorite reads from last year. It’s about saying yes to the things that scare you so you can have your best year yet. You must step out of your comfort zone to reach your goals. You can get your copy here.

The Art of Work: A Proven Path to Discovering What You Were Meant to Do: Trying to figure out the exact path that you’re supposed to be on. Ever felt lost? You’re trying to figure out what you were put here to do.  Maybe you launched your idea and it didn’t go as you planned and now you feel stuck. Or maybe you started a new journey and you’ve found yourself not as happy as you thought you would be. You’re wondering what to do now. Well, this great book The Art of work, by Jeff Goins will help you discover the path that you’re suppose to be on. Pick up a copy here. (Maybe even one for you and your lady.)

Learn how to start Investing: Hello, you didn’t think I would give a list of great books to buy and not include my own. Ain’t no shame over here. lol If you both have goals of getting your finances in order this book is a great place to start. I break down everything in simple terms for you to understand because I hate reading boring money books. You can get your investing book here.

Investing for beginners

Show her you’re interested in her passion
Does she like to write? Get her a journal, does she like to cook? Buy a cooking class. Is she into arts and crafts? Pick up a painting or art class deal that the two of you can attend together.

Who doesn’t love love notes?
Leave notes with pieces of chocolate around the house where you know she will find them. Put them in her purse, or in the bathroom where you puts her hair products that you know she uses each morning. Speaking of hair & beauty products why not restock them for her. Or Create 25 sticky notes of things you like/love about her or compliments are always welcomed.

These are just a few gift ideas for her. I mention a few more in the video above. Let’s not forget what Valentine’s day is really about love, and not material items. Hope you all have a great rest of your week.

As always be wise, stay humble and build.

-Candice Marie

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